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Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 86972 APR 12, 2014

Ryder, Guy

Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)

Project Information Document 86881 APR 04, 2014

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Promoting Innovation for Inclusive Financial Access Project (English)

Board Summary 86479 APR 01, 2014

Labor mobility, economic shocks, and jobless growth : evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)

During the past 20 years, Morocco has implemented a wide range of macroeconomic, social, and labor market reforms that have delivered in terms of growth of gross domestic product and household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6795 MAR 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Barry, Abdoul Gadiry; Guennouni, Jamal; Taamouti, Mohamed

Pathways from jobs to social cohesion (English)

There is growing recognition that access to good jobs is an important driver of social cohesion. While economic dimensions of labor market outcomes are relatively well documented, evidence on the link between social cohesion and jobs is still surprisingly scarce. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6804 MAR 01, 2014

Wietzke, Frank-Borge

The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)

A randomized experiment is used to evaluate a large-scale, active labor market policy: Turkey's vocational training programs for the unemployed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6807 MAR 01, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Russian)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 MAR 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. English

Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries ? (English)

Labor market regulation is a high-profile, and often contentious, area of public policy. Although these regulations have been studied most extensively in developed countries, there is a growing body of literature on their effects in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6819 MAR 01, 2014

Betcherman, Gordon

Convergence to the managerial frontier (English)

Using detailed survey data on management practices, this paper uses recent advances in unconditional quantile analysis to study the changes in the within country distribution of management quality associated with country convergence to the managerial frontier. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6822 MAR 01, 2014

Maloney, William F.; Sarrias, Mauricio

Stagnant GDP growth rates accompanied continued sluggish employment growth in developing countries (English)

Employment outcomes continued to show almost no improvement in most developing countries over the second quarter of 2013 as gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates stagnated. ... See More +

Brief 86816 MAR 01, 2014

Ibarra, Gabriel Lara; Mansuri, Ghazala; Robalino, David A.; Weber, Michael

Benin - Youth Employment Project (English)

The objective of the Youth Employment Project is to improve access to employment skills and employment opportunities for underemployed youth in Benin. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD795 FEB 13, 2014

Right to work? : assessing India's employment guarantee scheme in Bihar (English)

In 2006, India embarked on an ambitious attempt to fight poverty by attempting to introduce a wage floor in a setting in which many unskilled workers earn less than the minimum wage. ... See More +

Publication 85414 FEB 01, 2014

Dutta, Puja; Murgai, Rinku; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 JAN 21, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. Russian

What makes cities more competitive? Lessons from India (English)

Policy makers in both developed and developing countries want to accelerate spatial development, make cities more competitive, attract new entrepreneurs, boost economic growth, and promote job creation. ... See More +

Brief 83905 JAN 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William; O'Connell, Stephen D.

Tailoring civil service pay analysis and advice to context : challenges, approaches, and the case of Lao PDR (English)

The adequacy of compensation for government workers and the affordability of the public sector wage bill are important concerns for many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6744 JAN 01, 2014

Barma, Naazneen H.; Orac, Jana

Structural change in Ethiopia : an employment perspective (English)

This paper investigates whether the Ethiopian economy is undergoing a virtuous process of structural change. In particular, it assesses the relative contributions of within-sector and between-sector productivity to output per capita growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6749 JAN 01, 2014

Martins, Pedro

Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)

Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6755 JAN 01, 2014

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi

Does growth generate jobs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia ? (English)

In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the link from growth to jobs was tenuous in the first decade of the transition, giving rise to the notion of jobless growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6759 JAN 01, 2014

Richter, Kaspar; Witkowski, Bartosz

What goes up must come down -- cyclicality in public wage bill spending (English)

This paper analyzes the cyclicality of public sector wage bill spending in Europe and Central Asia and assesses the impact of wage bill spending on fiscal discipline before, during, and after the global financial crisis of 2008/09. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6760 JAN 01, 2014

Eckardt, Sebastian; Mills, Zachary

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Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86972 Board Report
Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)
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APR 04, 2014 86881 Project Information Document
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Promoting Innovation for Inclusive Financial Access Project (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86479 Board Summary
Cote d'Ivoire - Emergency Youth Employment and Skills Development Project : procurement plan : Plan general de passation des marches (French)
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MAR 11, 2014 87038 Procurement Plan
Labor mobility, economic shocks, and jobless growth : evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6795 Policy Research Working Paper
Pathways from jobs to social cohesion (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6804 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6807 Policy Research Working Paper
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2014 84041 Publication English
Labor market regulations : what do we know about their impacts in developing countries ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6819 Policy Research Working Paper
Convergence to the managerial frontier (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6822 Policy Research Working Paper
Stagnant GDP growth rates accompanied continued sluggish employment growth in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86816 Brief
Benin - Youth Employment Project (English)
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FEB 13, 2014 PAD795 Project Appraisal Document
Right to work? : assessing India's employment guarantee scheme in Bihar (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 85414 Publication
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JAN 21, 2014 84041 Publication Russian
What makes cities more competitive? Lessons from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83905 Brief
Tailoring civil service pay analysis and advice to context : challenges, approaches, and the case of Lao PDR (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6744 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural change in Ethiopia : an employment perspective (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6749 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6755 Policy Research Working Paper
Does growth generate jobs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6759 Policy Research Working Paper
What goes up must come down -- cyclicality in public wage bill spending (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6760 Policy Research Working Paper